foul trouble


: the state of having committed several fouls : the state of being close to fouling out
a basketball player in foul trouble

Examples of foul trouble in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thomas also landed in early foul trouble, logging two points, four assists and three rebounds in the first quarter before spending more than five minutes on the bench in the second with two fouls. Emily Adams, Hartford Courant, 19 June 2024 Precious Achiuwa played his first playoff minutes with Hartenstein in foul trouble and Robinson out hurt. Kristian Winfield, New York Daily News, 14 June 2024 With Peyton Conrad in foul trouble and on the bench for a majority of the second quarter, Ryan Matthews and Jackson Smith stepped up, each hitting shots and fighting hard as the Knights went into halftime with an eight-point lead. Timothy Dashiell, Baltimore Sun, 24 May 2024 Napheesa Collier overcame early foul trouble to finish with 14 points, six assists and six rebounds on a day she was officially named to the U.S. Women’s National Team roster that’ll compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Mike Cook, Twin Cities, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for foul trouble 

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“Foul trouble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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